Automaker to create 78 new jobs locally

GM to invest $109 million in Flint engine plant

FLINT — Ninety-six jobs are being added or saved in Flint and Bay City as a result of a $109 million investment in engine plant operations, announced at a General Motors press conference today at the Flint Engine Plant. The investment is allocated as $84 million to be used in Flint and $25 million in Bay City to expand production […]

Township police ask to hire another officer

FLINT TWP. — The unexpected resignation of a township police officer after only year of service has the township board looking for sterner measures to ensure future hires stick around longer. At the township board meeting Monday night, Police Chief George Sippert said the resignation of Ofc. Steven Reed on April 29 reduced current staffing level to 34 sworn officers […]

Township board accepts park bench donation

FLINT TWP. — Thunderbolts are enlivening the wide-open vistas of the Flint Township Parks thanks to the Dye High School Alumni Association. A large group of graduates from the defunct high school attended the Flint Township Board meeting Monday to donate a stone park bench on behalf of the Thunderbolts, their team name. Bob Miller, group spokesperson, who graduated 65 […]

Fazoli’s wants to become burger joint, sell alcohol

Township board vote 4-2 against liquor license transfer from former steakhouse

FLINT TWP. — A new restaurant concept called Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers may open in six months or so with a liquor license not sanctioned by the Flint Township Board. The Township Board voted 4-2 at its meeting Monday night not to approve a request from Spartan Pastabilities to transfer ownership of a 2010 Class C liquor license from 3141 Miller […]

Genesee County turns 175 with homage from Crossroads Village

BURTON — Genesee County is ready to commemorate a time before the area became famous for its “horseless carriages” and lumber was floated down the Flint River for processing at mills. The county will celebrate its pre and post-Civil War era history in two upcoming weekends at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad. “A lot of places are cutting activities so […]

Hard times means less host families for exchange students

Organization looking for help in C-A district

FLINT TWP. — A tighter economy could be curbing interest in hosting foreign exchange students in the Carman-Ainsworth School District, said Margaret Bouchard, a volunteer area representative for Youth For Understanding (YFU), one of the oldest and largest cultural exchange organizations. YFU was founded in 1951 and is well-established in Genesee County but has not been able to find a […]

News Briefs

Bid letting for trail is June 3 FLINT TWP. — Bid letting for the Genesee Valley Trail is scheduled for June 3 when eligible contractors can vie for the project, according to a plan update from the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, presented by Township Supervisor Karyn Miller at the Township Board meeting Monday night. Reading from an email, Miller […]

Goodwill celebrates 80 years; moves store from Burton

BURTON — One of Burton’s two Goodwill locations is in the process of moving from the corner of Saginaw and Bristol Roads to Miller Road in Flint. The store will shut down today and reopen two days later on Miller Road. Last week, inventory was being reduced with a 50 percent off sale. The move comes just weeks after Goodwill […]

Menards now open in Davison

DAVISON TWP. — Menards, 7410 E. Court St., opened for business Monday night after a brief “board cutting” ceremony held just inside the main entrance to the 240,000-square-foot store. The May 16 ceremony, which involved the cutting of a piece of lumber instead of the traditional ribbon, marked the end of more than three years of planning, construction and outfitting […]

Business Briefs

ROWEprojects win awards FLINT — The American Public Works Association- Michigan Chapter will recognize projects completed in the Cities of Gladwin and Beaverton with awards this month. ROWE Professional Services Company was the design engineer for both of the award-winning projects. ROWE was the primary consultant for the reconstruction of Grout Street in the City of Gladwin. The project included […]